My very first chickens have been happily free ranging and the hens started laying last week. I have 13 Barred Rock hens and 1 rooster. They return to the coop at night and all was well until the last couple of days when the rooster started making moves toward me. He is definitely getting more aggressive by the day and I think he will eventually attack. I try to be as quiet as I can and just carry something to put between us so I can do my chores. But I'm not going to put up with too much if he starts striking. Is there something that can be done to discourage or train him? (You might be saving his life.) It would be too bad to lose him. I really do believe he keeps one eye on his girls and one eye out for hawks. And I wouldn't mind raising some chicks in the years to come as well. THANKS!